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A family of formulas with reversal of high avoidability index
(World Scientific, 2017)
We present an infinite family of formulas with reversal whose avoidability index is bounded between 4 and 5, and we show that several members of the family have avoidability index 5. This family is particularly interesting ...
Shuffling and unshuffling
(Bulletin of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science, 2012)
We consider various shuffling and unshuffling operations on languages and words, and examine their closure properties. Although the main goal is to provide some good and novel exercises and examples for undergraduate formal ...
Cyclically t-complementary uniform hypergraphs
(European Journal of Combinatorics, 2010-05)
A cyclically t-complementary k-hypergraph is a k-uniform hypergraph with vertex set V and edge set E for which there exists a permutation 2 Sym.V/ such that the sets E; E ; E 2; : : : ; E t1 partition the set of all ...
On avoidability of formulas with reversal
(EDP Sciences, 2018-02-13)
While a characterization of unavoidable formulas (without reversal) is well-known, little is known about the avoidability of formulas with reversal in general. In this article, we characterize the unavoidable formulas ...
Square-free Words with Square-free Self-shuffles
(The Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, 2014-01-12)
We answer a question of Harju: For every n ≥ 3 there is a square-free ternary word of length n with a square-free self-shuffle.
Binary Words Avoiding xxRx and Strongly Unimodal Sequences
In previous work, Currie and Rampersad showed that the growth of the number of binary words avoiding the pattern xxxR was intermediate between polynomial and exponential. We now show that the same result holds for the ...
Skeleton Cave, Leigh Woods, Bristol
(University of Bristol Spelaeological Society, 2017)
An account is given of the discovery and excavation of this small cave in the 1960s. It is recorded that archaeological finds were made, but of these, only a single human mandible can now be traced. Radiocarbon dating shows ...
Combinatorics and Algorithmics of Strings
(Dagstuhl Publishing, 2014-03-09)
Strings (aka sequences or words) form the most basic and natural data structure. They occur whenever information is electronically transmitted (as bit streams), when natural language text is spoken or written down (as words ...
Extremal words in morphic subshifts
Given an infinite word x over an alphabet A, a letter b occurring in x, and a total order \sigma on A, we call the smallest word with respect to \sigma starting with b in the shift orbit closure of x an extremal word of ...
Avoiding approximate repetitions with respect to the longest common subsequence distance
(Mathematical Sciences Publishers, 2015-09-17)
Ochem, Rampersad, and Shallit gave various examples of infinite words avoiding what they called approximate repetitions. An approximate repetition is a factor of the form x x', where x and x' are close to being identical. ...